Five residents have decked their homes for the holidays as The Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council prepares to host its annual Christmas Tour of Homes from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5.

"We have five fantastic home in this year's tour," said CTFAC Executive Director Julie Crouch.

Homes were selected by the tour committee that showcases a diverse array of Erath County homes.

"The homes are very individual and unique. Each house features different design elements from different time periods," said Darren Carpenter, one of the tour's organizers.

The newly-renovated Trogdon House, home to Tarleton State University's president, is one of the homes on the tour. The Mediterranean-style villa will be decorated for Christmas, along with the rest of the campus.

Jane Hickie and Michele Dunkerley will also present their unique holiday house. Their Hill Country home meets a contemporary urban loft nestled among several historic designations.

CTFAC has also added the the mid-century marvel of Robi Rhea and James Lehr. Their expansive home features a St. Charles style kitchen, spacious rooms and an indoor swimming pool.

Dr. Robert and Jane Barberee's home is backdropped by a wooded setting and ponds. The tour of their house includes a collection of vintage mercury glass and antique Christmas ornaments.

Bob and Sue Haschke open their doors to a Texan-meets-Tuscan-style home featuring soaring ceilings and wood floors hidden within a custom stone exterior.

This year, the River North Gallery is also included in the tour. The Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council will host a starving artists' sale featuring original artwork from students of Stephenville and Huckabay. Proceeds will benefit the school's art programs.

The Stephenville High school choir will be caroling through the halls of the gallery.

Tickets for the Christmas Tour of Homes are on sale for $12 at Scott's Flowers on the Square, Greenmaker Nursery, Town and Country Bank, First Financial Bank, The Home Place at Ace and the CTFAC River North Gallery. Tickets can also be purchased during the tour for $15 at any of the homes.